10 Things to Do This Weekend in Cleveland (Dec. 9 - 11)

From booze and bars to holiday fun, there's a little something for everyone this weekend in Cleveland.

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DeRay Davis 
When: Thu., Dec. 8
Comedian-turned-movie-starDeRay Davis has been a regular of the stand-up circuit for a while, so it isn’t surprising to see that his last stand-up special includes a clip showing his veteran ability to completely dismantle a heckler. Between bits from his attitude-laced routine, which touches on everything from rappers with AIDS to the perks of being a Hollywood actor, Davis shows that his quick wit comes naturally as he thinks of insults on the fly. Though one hopes he wouldn’t have to deal with the same situation when he comes to the Improv tonight, his ability to talk down a rude audience member could make for a truly memorable show nonetheless. He performs tonight at 7:30 at the Improv, where he has shows scheduled through Sunday. Tickets are $30 to $40.  (Photo courtesy DeRay Davis)
DeRay Davis When: Thu., Dec. 8 Comedian-turned-movie-starDeRay Davis has been a regular of the stand-up circuit for a while, so it isn’t surprising to see that his last stand-up special includes a clip showing his veteran ability to completely dismantle a heckler. Between bits from his attitude-laced routine, which touches on everything from rappers with AIDS to the perks of being a Hollywood actor, Davis shows that his quick wit comes naturally as he thinks of insults on the fly. Though one hopes he wouldn’t have to deal with the same situation when he comes to the Improv tonight, his ability to talk down a rude audience member could make for a truly memorable show nonetheless. He performs tonight at 7:30 at the Improv, where he has shows scheduled through Sunday. Tickets are $30 to $40. (Photo courtesy DeRay Davis)
Light the Lights, Ol' Moses Cle (A Wild Holiday Romp) 
When: Thursdays-Sundays, 7:30-10 p.m. Continues through Dec. 18
Phone: 216-631-2727 
Email: tpavlich@cptonline.org 
Price: $20-40 
www.cptonline.org
Ring in the season CPT-style with a vaudeville-inspired evening of holiday folly, mischief and merry-making. Staged in the round at cabaret tables in CPT’s historic Gordon Square Theatre, the show will feature a rollicking evening of holiday-themed vignettes, live music and larger-than-life antics by an assorted cast of characters. (Photo courtesy Light the Lights/Facebook)
Light the Lights, Ol' Moses Cle (A Wild Holiday Romp) When: Thursdays-Sundays, 7:30-10 p.m. Continues through Dec. 18 Phone: 216-631-2727 Email: [email protected] Price: $20-40 www.cptonline.org Ring in the season CPT-style with a vaudeville-inspired evening of holiday folly, mischief and merry-making. Staged in the round at cabaret tables in CPT’s historic Gordon Square Theatre, the show will feature a rollicking evening of holiday-themed vignettes, live music and larger-than-life antics by an assorted cast of characters. (Photo courtesy Light the Lights/Facebook)
Student & Faculty Sale 
When: Fri., Dec. 9
For the first time, local ceramicist Gina DeSantis’ studio and classroom at the Screw Factory (AKA Lake Erie Building) hosts a Student & Faculty Sale of handmade ceramic gifts and artwork. The gallery hosts a preview party from 6 to 10 tonight, and the sale continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow. In addition to purchasing work by the instructors and students, visitors can join in by signing up for a class or workshop at “Cleveland’s largest clay-centric learning studio.” Admission is free. (Photos courtesy The Screw Factory/Facebook)
Student & Faculty Sale When: Fri., Dec. 9 For the first time, local ceramicist Gina DeSantis’ studio and classroom at the Screw Factory (AKA Lake Erie Building) hosts a Student & Faculty Sale of handmade ceramic gifts and artwork. The gallery hosts a preview party from 6 to 10 tonight, and the sale continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow. In addition to purchasing work by the instructors and students, visitors can join in by signing up for a class or workshop at “Cleveland’s largest clay-centric learning studio.” Admission is free. (Photos courtesy The Screw Factory/Facebook)
The Santaland Diaries 
When: Thursdays, Fridays, 8-9:30 p.m., Saturdays, 5-6:30 & 8:30-10 p.m., Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m. and Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 18 
Phone: 216-771-8403 
Price: $30.00 
www.playhousesquare.org/events/detail/the-santaland-diaries-1
Produced by Cleveland Public Theatre, The Santaland Diaries is best-selling author David Sedaris’ semi-autobiographical story of a jaded, 33-year-old out-of-work actor who takes a job as “Crumpet the Elf” at a Macy’s department store. As thousands of holiday customers gaily tromp through his display, Crumpet regales the audience with hilarious observations about the realities of holiday cheer, all performed with a sardonic wit that has made The Santaland Diaries an enduring holiday favorite. Starring Ray Caspio. This show is intended for mature audiences. (Photo courtesy Cleveland Public Theatre)
The Santaland Diaries When: Thursdays, Fridays, 8-9:30 p.m., Saturdays, 5-6:30 & 8:30-10 p.m., Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m. and Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 18 Phone: 216-771-8403 Price: $30.00 www.playhousesquare.org/events/detail/the-santaland-diaries-1 Produced by Cleveland Public Theatre, The Santaland Diaries is best-selling author David Sedaris’ semi-autobiographical story of a jaded, 33-year-old out-of-work actor who takes a job as “Crumpet the Elf” at a Macy’s department store. As thousands of holiday customers gaily tromp through his display, Crumpet regales the audience with hilarious observations about the realities of holiday cheer, all performed with a sardonic wit that has made The Santaland Diaries an enduring holiday favorite. Starring Ray Caspio. This show is intended for mature audiences. (Photo courtesy Cleveland Public Theatre)
Cleveland Bazaar 
When: Sat., Dec. 10
This holiday season, the Cleveland Bazaar hosts events at venues across town including the 5th Street Arcade, Lake Affect Studios, 78th Street Studios and more. The Cleveland Bazaar’s events at 78th Street Studios date back more than a decade. Dozens of local artists and artisans will fill all four floors of the building. In addition to the guest vendors, many of the buildings galleries and artist studios will be open throughout the weekend. The event begins runs 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow. Free.  (Photo courtesy Cleveland Bazaar)
Cleveland Bazaar When: Sat., Dec. 10 This holiday season, the Cleveland Bazaar hosts events at venues across town including the 5th Street Arcade, Lake Affect Studios, 78th Street Studios and more. The Cleveland Bazaar’s events at 78th Street Studios date back more than a decade. Dozens of local artists and artisans will fill all four floors of the building. In addition to the guest vendors, many of the buildings galleries and artist studios will be open throughout the weekend. The event begins runs 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow. Free. (Photo courtesy Cleveland Bazaar)
Coventry Village Holiday Festival 
When: Sat., Dec. 10
A free event (parking at the public meters is free too), the Coventry Village Holiday Festival takes place through Coventry Village. The fest, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., features family holiday portraits with Bryon Miller photography, photos with Santa, kids crafts, winter story time, holiday movies in the Centrum Theater, kiddie karaoke and community caroling. There will be free hot chocolate, coffee or tea for all carolers, courtesy of Phoenix Coffee on Coventry). The indie rock duo Shawn and Shelby will perform, and there will also be an Ugly Holiday Sweater Bar Crawl hosted and lead by Coventry Claus [pictured]. Shoppers who buy local will receive a $10 Coventry Cash Coupon for every $50 they spend on a single receipt at a participating Coventry Village retail locations. The Coventry Cash Coupons can be used at participating locations in January 2017. coventryvillage.org. (Photo courtesy Emanuel Wallace)
Coventry Village Holiday Festival When: Sat., Dec. 10 A free event (parking at the public meters is free too), the Coventry Village Holiday Festival takes place through Coventry Village. The fest, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., features family holiday portraits with Bryon Miller photography, photos with Santa, kids crafts, winter story time, holiday movies in the Centrum Theater, kiddie karaoke and community caroling. There will be free hot chocolate, coffee or tea for all carolers, courtesy of Phoenix Coffee on Coventry). The indie rock duo Shawn and Shelby will perform, and there will also be an Ugly Holiday Sweater Bar Crawl hosted and lead by Coventry Claus [pictured]. Shoppers who buy local will receive a $10 Coventry Cash Coupon for every $50 they spend on a single receipt at a participating Coventry Village retail locations. The Coventry Cash Coupons can be used at participating locations in January 2017. coventryvillage.org. (Photo courtesy Emanuel Wallace)
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Live Recording/Christmas Shows 
When: Fri., Dec. 9, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Dec. 10, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 11, 2-4 p.m. 
Phone: 216-241-6000 
Email: booking@clevelandjazz.org 
Price: $35-$55 
www.clevelandjazz.org/concerts-events/current-concerts
During the weekend of December 9-11, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra will be performing and recording Christmas music for an upcoming compact disc. As part of their subscription series at the Hanna Theatre in Playhouse Square, these concerts will feature rising vocalist Nia Drummond, who was featured on CJO's Ella and Ellington concert in 2015. The concerts are: Fri/Sat 12/9, 10: 8p, and a family matinee on Sun. 12/11 at 2p. For more information, please go to clevelandjazz.org. Tickets are available online at PlayhouseSquare.org or by calling 216-241-6000. (Photo courtesy Cleveland Jazz Orchestra/Facebook)
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Live Recording/Christmas Shows When: Fri., Dec. 9, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Dec. 10, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 11, 2-4 p.m. Phone: 216-241-6000 Email: [email protected] Price: $35-$55 www.clevelandjazz.org/concerts-events/current-concerts During the weekend of December 9-11, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra will be performing and recording Christmas music for an upcoming compact disc. As part of their subscription series at the Hanna Theatre in Playhouse Square, these concerts will feature rising vocalist Nia Drummond, who was featured on CJO's Ella and Ellington concert in 2015. The concerts are: Fri/Sat 12/9, 10: 8p, and a family matinee on Sun. 12/11 at 2p. For more information, please go to clevelandjazz.org. Tickets are available online at PlayhouseSquare.org or by calling 216-241-6000. (Photo courtesy Cleveland Jazz Orchestra/Facebook)
Raising the Bar 
When: Sun., Dec. 11, 7-10 p.m. 
Price: An unwrapped toy, or $10 
https://www.facebook.com/RaisingTheBarCLE
Come join your favorite Cleveland area bartenders at the House of Blues Cambridge Room as they take turns taking over as lead singer for local band Faces of Belmez! All proceeds from door and raffle will go to benefit local chapter of Toys for Tots. (Photo courtesy Raising the Bar)
Raising the Bar When: Sun., Dec. 11, 7-10 p.m. Price: An unwrapped toy, or $10 https://www.facebook.com/RaisingTheBarCLE Come join your favorite Cleveland area bartenders at the House of Blues Cambridge Room as they take turns taking over as lead singer for local band Faces of Belmez! All proceeds from door and raffle will go to benefit local chapter of Toys for Tots. (Photo courtesy Raising the Bar)
Gift of Lights 
When: Through Jan. 1, 2017, 5-10 p.m. 
Phone: 440-954-8703 
Email: tickets@funguysevents.com 
Price: $20 per standard vehicle 
https://giftoflights.com/northeast-ohio
Gift of Lights at Victory Park Ohio is a family-friendly 1+ Mile DRIVE-THRU holiday light display featuring 30+ incredible state-of-the-art static and animated displays including a 100+ foot light tunnel. (Photo courtesy Gift of Lights)
Gift of Lights When: Through Jan. 1, 2017, 5-10 p.m. Phone: 440-954-8703 Email: [email protected] Price: $20 per standard vehicle https://giftoflights.com/northeast-ohio Gift of Lights at Victory Park Ohio is a family-friendly 1+ Mile DRIVE-THRU holiday light display featuring 30+ incredible state-of-the-art static and animated displays including a 100+ foot light tunnel. (Photo courtesy Gift of Lights)
2016 Jingle Bell Run
When: Sun., Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 
Phone: 216-285-2829 
Email: cdurbin@arthritis.org 
Price: $30 – competitive time chip – now to 9/5/16 $25 – noncompetitive time chip – now to 9/5/16 $30 – Jingle in Your Jammies 
www.jbr.org/cleveland
The Arthritis Foundation’s long-running Jingle Bell Run at Legacy Village is a festive race that helps champion arthritis research and brings people from all walks of life together to say Yes to furthering a great cause. Put on your reindeer antlers and running shoes – and bring your friends and family to a fun-filled day of holiday cheer. If you’d rather just walk, no problem. (Photo courtesy Jingle Bell Run/Facebook)
2016 Jingle Bell Run When: Sun., Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Phone: 216-285-2829 Email: [email protected] Price: $30 – competitive time chip – now to 9/5/16 $25 – noncompetitive time chip – now to 9/5/16 $30 – Jingle in Your Jammies www.jbr.org/cleveland The Arthritis Foundation’s long-running Jingle Bell Run at Legacy Village is a festive race that helps champion arthritis research and brings people from all walks of life together to say Yes to furthering a great cause. Put on your reindeer antlers and running shoes – and bring your friends and family to a fun-filled day of holiday cheer. If you’d rather just walk, no problem. (Photo courtesy Jingle Bell Run/Facebook)